Isphithiphithi hit-maker, Samthing Soweto, kicks off the festive season with three music video releases this week for hit singles: Akulaleki, AmaDM and Lotto. Akulaleki, AmaDM and Lotto are the top performing singles off Samthing Soweto’s debut album, Isphithiphithi, which earned him a groundbreaking milestone by becoming the first local artist to have a simultaneous […]

Sudanese protesters gather outside the house of a man killed by security forces on June 3, during a demonstration against the ruling military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, June 30, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Hussein Malla   On a hot May afternoon in Khartoum, less than a month after the ouster of former Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, I […]

  Seventeenth session of the International Criminal Court’s Assembly of States Parties in The Hague, Netherlands, December 2018. © 2018 Syd Boyd/Coalition for the International Criminal Court   (The Hague) – The annual meeting of International Criminal Court (ICC) member countries is a pivotal moment to strengthen the court’s delivery of justice, Human Rights Watch said today. The […]

By Megan Rowling MADRID, Dec 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Human health is paying the price of the world’s failure to curb global warming, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday, urging governments at U.N. climate talks to cut climate-changing emissions faster and provide funds to address growing threats. Those range from lung and heart […]

  Louise Achieng Juma’s life changed abruptly in 2012 when her husband Yusuf was tragically killed in a car accident. Pregnant and mother to six other children between the ages of two and fifteen, Louise was left to fend for herself. Devastated by the loss, at least she had the land on which to grow […]

  GENEVA, Dec 4 (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Tuesday it was procuring food assistance for 4.1 million Zimbabweans, a quarter of the population in a country where shortages are being exacerbated by runaway inflation and climate-induced drought. Zimbabwe, once the breadbasket of southern Africa, is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a […]

  By Thu Thu Aung YANGON, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Bangladesh is blocking hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children from accessing meaningful education, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, urging authorities to lift restrictions on schooling in refugee camps. In a report called ‘Are we not human?’, Human Rights Watch accused Bangladesh of violating the […]

By Sarah Shearman LONDON, Dec 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With average funeral costs edging toward 4,000 pounds ($5,100), dying in Britain has become an expensive proposition – at least for those left behind to pay the bills. When Laura Cunningham’s brother died this year, she was still paying for her mother’s funeral from more […]

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Dec 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Nepali village will give cash rewards to women who refuse to be isolated in illegal ‘menstrual huts’ during their periods, an official said on Tuesday after the custom led to another death. Parbati Buda Rawat, 21, was on the third day of her period on […]

  I hope you are ready to turn up this festive season! After the success of Spirit, Vur Vai and Khethile Khethile, Johannesburg’s very own Kwesta DaKAR features American Hip Hop and Trap sensation Rich Homie Quan for his latest hit single Run It Up. The song was birthed almost a year after the US […]

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